Muslim spokesman a lawyer, standup comic

Local Life | May 18th, 2017 | Leave a comment

By Len Lear There was a letter to the editor in the Philadelphia Inquirer on March 8 by Salaam Bhatti, spokesperson for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA in New York, headlined “Get to know a Muslim.” Bhatti wrote about “the ignorance of the 62 percent of Americans who do not know a Muslim…” He then […]

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Ireland comes to Mt. Airy; not intimidated by threats

Arts | May 18th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear Justina Ireland, who has been called “an important voice in the Diverse Books movement,” is one of several authors who will be talking with fans and signing books at the “Author Extravaganza” this Saturday, May 20, 2 to 6 p.m., at Big Blue Marble Bookstore, 551 Carpenter Lane in West Mt. Airy. […]

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World-class musicians at St. Martin’s Concert to aid those for whom ‘everything has vanished’

Local Life | May 11th, 2017 | Leave a comment

By Len Lear Normally you would have to travel many thousands of miles to hear world-class musicians performing on instruments like an oud, a short-neck lute-type, pear-shaped stringed instrument with 11 or 13 strings, or a kanun, a type of large zither (string instrument) with a thin trapezoidal soundboard that is famous for its unique […]

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Very good harmonies from No Good Sister’s debut album

Arts | April 21st, 2017 | Leave a comment

By Len Lear If you love to listen to impeccable three-part harmony, then you will love the music of No Good Sister. I have to agree with local music critic Nick Cristiano, who wrote in the Sunday Inquirer on April 9 that “three-part harmonies rarely sound better than they do on the debut full-length album, […]

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